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Ted Bobak

Title:Assistant Professorial Lecture
Email:bobak@sxu.edu
Department: Psychology

Biography

Ted J. Bobak, Ph.D., graduated from Richard J. Daley College with an associate degree with high honors in 2014. In 2016, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Governors State University. He earned a master's degree in community psychology in 2020 and a doctorate in community psychology in 2022, both from DePaul University.

Bobak's research interests include substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery (with a primary focus on Oxford House recovery home residents who are psychiatrically comorbid) and social network analysis modeling techniques.


Education

Ph.D. in Community Psychology
DePaul University

M.A. in Community Psychology
DePaul University

B.A. in Pre-Clinical Psychology
Governors State University

Areas of Specialization

  • Substance Use Disorder – prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Ecological Perspective.
  • Social Network Analysis/Modelling.
  • Psychiatric Comorbidities.

Courses Taught

  • PSYCH 101: Introductory Psychology
  • PSYCH 311: Physiological Psychology

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Dean's List, Governors State University (2012-2016).
  • Caller of the Month, DePaul Center for Community Research (2015).
  • Promises Scholarship, Governors State University (2014).
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, DePaul University (2020-2021).

Presentations/Publications/Productions

Publications

Jason, L.A., Stoolmiller, M., Light, J.N., and Bobak, T. J. (submitted). "House level latent classes as predictors of recovery and evictions." Social Work in Public Health.

Majer, J. M., Jason, L. A., and Bobak, T. J. (2022). "Understanding recovery capital in relation to categorical 12-Step involvement and abstinence social support." Addiction Research & Theory. Published online Nov. 11, 2021.

Jason, L.A., Bobak, T. J., Islam, M., Guerrero, M., Light, J.M., and Doogan, N. "Willingness to lend resources is associated with increases in recovery and participation in community activities." Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. Published online Oct. 1, 2021.

Majer, J. M., Jason, L. A., and Bobak, T. J. (2022). "An examination of abstinence social support among recovery home residents with psychiatric comorbidity." Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Published online Sept. 8, 2021.

Jason, L.A., Lynch, G., Bobak, T. J., Light, J.M., and Doogan, N. J. (2021). "Dynamic interdependence of advice seeking, loaning, and recovery characteristics in recovery homes." Published online July 12, 2021. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Bobak, T.J., Majer, J.M., and Jason, L.A. (2022). "An examination of psychiatric severity and social cohesion outcomes within Oxford Houses." Community Mental Health Journal. Published online April 22, 2021.

Jason, L.A., Guerrero, M., Bobak, T. J., Light, J.M., and Stoolmiller, M. (in press). "Reducing health disparities among Black individuals in the post-treatment environment." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Published online Dec. 30, 2020.

Soto-Nevarez, A., Reilly, A., Stevens, E., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L.A. (2022). "Individuals in sober living: Effects of contact with substance using family members." Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 50(2), 24-136.

Jason, L.A., Bobak, T. J., O'Brien, J., and Majer, J. (2022). "Recovery homes coping with COVID-19." Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 50(2), 151-162.

Jason, L.A., Majer, J., Bobak, T. J., and O'Brien, J. (2022). "Medication Assisted Therapy and Recovery Homes." Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 50(2), 178-190.

Jason, L.A., Bobak, T. J., Islam, M., Guerrero, M., Light, J.N. and Stoolmiller, M. (2022). "Individual and contextual protective and risk characteristics for residents of recovery homes." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 40(2), 191-204.

Jason, L.A., Bobak, T. J., Islam, M., Guerrero, M., and Light, J.M. (2022). "Social integration in recovery living environments: A dynamic network approach." Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3), 1616-1625.

Jason, L.A., Bobak, T. J., Bryan, E., Sirdich, S., and Islam, M. (2022). "Can recovery homes reduce COVID-19 infection and mortality?" Journal of Rural Mental Health. 46(1), 63-66.

Majer, J. M., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L. A. (2021). "Psychiatric severity and stress among recovery home residents utilizing medication assisted treatment: A moderated mediation analysis of homophily." Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 14(3), 147-158.

Jason, L.A., Bobak, T. J., Islam, M., Guerrero, M., and Light, J.M. (2021). "Exploring possible network properties facilitating recovery for residents of sober living homes." International Medicine, 3(4), 122-128.

Jason, L. A., Salomon-Amend, M., Guerrero, M., Bobak, T. J., O'Brien, J., and Soto-Nevarez, A. (2021). "The emergence, role, and impact of recovery support services." Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 41(1), 04.

Majer, J.M., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L.A. (2021). "Homophily effects among Oxford House residents utilizing medication assisted treatment." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 39(1), 16-29.

Jason, L.A., Wiedbusch, E., Bobak, T. J., and Taullahu, D. (2020). "Estimating the number of substance use disorder recovery homes in the United States." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 38(4), 506-514. PMCID: PMC7901811.

Kassanits, J., Bobak, T. J., Stevens, E., Guerrero, M., Light, J., and Jason, L.A. (2020). "The relationship of Oxford Houses across heterogeneous house and setting characteristics." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 90(3), 324-327. PMCID: PMC7182491.

Majer, J. M., Jason, L.A., Norris, J., Hickey, P., Jeong, H., and Bobak, T. J. (2020). "Medications for opioid use disorder utilization among Oxford House residents." Community Mental Health Journal, 56, 925-932.

Majer, J.M., Jason, L.A. Hickey, P., Norris, J., Jeong, H., and Bobak, T. J. (2020).

"Social support among Oxford House residents utilizing medication assisted treatments." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 38(2), 199-214.

Reed, B.W., Miller, S. A., Bobak, T. J., Stevens, E., and Jason, L.A. (2020). "The experience of smoking in recovery settings: An ecological momentary assessment pilot study." Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 20(1), 59-72.

Jason, L.A., Kassanits, J., Reilly, A., Bobak, T. J., Guerrero, M., Stevens, E., and Doogan, N.J. (2020). "A social network analysis of Oxford Houses for Native Americans." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 19(2), 174-189. PMCID: PMC6401329.

Jason, L.A., Kassanits, J., Reilly, A., Bobak, T. J., Guerrero, M., Stevens, E., Light, J.M., and Doogan, N.J. (2019). "A promising recovery housing model for American Indian communities." Journal of Community Psychology, –1936. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22237 PMCID: PMC6776675.

Majer, J. M., Beasley, C., Stecker, E., Bobak, T. J., Norris, J., Nguyen, H. M., Ogata, M., Siegel, J., Wiedbusch, E., Dovale, I., Gelfman, N., Callahan, S., and Jason, L. A. (2018). "Oxford House Residents' attitudes toward medication assisted treatment use in fellow residents." Community Mental Health Journal, 54(5), 571-577.

Majer, J. M., Beasley, C., Stecker, E., Bobak, T. J., Norris, J., Nguyen, H. M., Ogata, M., Siegel, J., Wiedbusch, E., Dovale, I., Gelfman, N., Callahan, S., and Jason, L. A. (2018). "Correction to Oxford House Residents' attitudes toward medication assisted treatment use in fellow residents." Community Mental Health Journal, 54(5), 578.

Presentations

Bobak, T. J. (2019). "Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy 1." Guest lecture, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Bobak, T. J. (2019). "Psychology of Women. Guest Lecture, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Bobak, T. J. & O'Brien, J. (2019). "Psychology and Social Justice." Guest Lecture, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Bobak, T. J. (2018). "Intro to Community Psychology." Guest lecture, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Majer, J. M., Longan, C., Snowden, A., Wilkins, V., Bobak, T. J., Guerrero, M., Norris, J., O'Brien, J., and Jason, L. A. (2018) "Current Oxford House Research and Upcoming Studies." Presentation, 20th Annual Oxford House World Convention, Sheraton Hotel Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Borkman, T., Majer, J. M., Jason, L. A., and Bobak, T. J. (2017) "Brainstorming with Researchers Recovery Topics Residents and Alumni Would Like to See Studied." Presentation, 19th Annual Oxford House World Convention, Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC.

Majer, J. M., Stevens, E., Longan, C., Snowden, A., Wilkins, V., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L. A. (2017). "Current Oxford House Research and Upcoming Studies." Presentation, 19th Annual Oxford House World Convention, Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC.

Conference Symposium

Glantsman, O., Buebendorf, E., Galloway, C., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L. A., & Berardi, L. (2022). "Maximizing students' internship experiences." Poster session, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bobak, T. J., Jason, L. A., and Abbananti, V. (2022). "Hope, stress, self-esteem, and drug taking confidence among psychiatrically comorbid Oxford House residents." Poster session, Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Bobak, T. J., Jason, L. A., Bell, J., Menis, N., Netti I., Wilson, D., and Islam, M. (2022). "Substance use disorder, addiction, and dependence; an ecological perspective." Roundtable discussion, Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Bell, J., Islam, M., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L. A. (2022). "Spiritual awakening in Oxford House strengthens self-efficacy, hope, positive exit." Poster session, Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Abo, M., Bobak, T. J., Schamber, E., Mathew, R., and Jason, L.A. (2021). "Growth and establishment of the Oxford House community." Poster presentation, Southeast and Midwest Ecological Conference.

Menis, N., Bobak, T. J., Bell, J., and Jason, L.A. (2021). "Effects of continued 12-step meeting attendance after leaving recovery home environments." Poster presentation, Southeast and Midwest Ecological Conference.

Islam, M., Bobak, T. J., Arjmand, N., Bell, J., Wilson, D., Menis, N., Abo, M., Netti, I., and Jason, L.A. (2021). The overshadowed pandemic. Roundtable discussion, Southeast and Midwest Ecological Conference.

Glantsman, O., O'Brien, J., and Bobak, T. J. (2020). Bridging the Gap Between Classroom and Community. Roundtable presentation, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Jason, L. A., O'Brien, J., Majer, J. M., and Bobak T. J. (2020). "Examining Medication Assisted Treatments in Oxford House Recovery Residences." Roundtable presentation, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Cotler, J., Bobak, T. J., Bhatia, S., John M., and Majer, J. M. (2020). "Oxford House v. NIMBY: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation." Roundtable presentation, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

McGarity-Palmer, R., Lancaster, K., Zinter, K., Swanson, H., Szekely, M., Bobak, T. J., Carballo, J., Claudio, R., Fields, G., Mazanek, M., Edwards, E., and Ferrari, J. R. (2020). "Capacity-building for forming partnerships with community organizations." Roundtable presentation, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Porcaro, A., Guerrero, M., Cummings, C., Bobak, T. J., and Jason, L. A. (2020). "A Latent Variable of Social Support in Substance Abuse Recovery." Roundtable presentation, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Zinter, K. E., Glantsman, O., McGarity-Palmer, R., Lancaster, K. M., Swanson, H. L., Szekely, M. L., Bobak, T. J., Rick, T. M., Berardi, L., Edwards, E., and Ferrari, J. R. (2019). "University-Wide Implications of Social Solidarity: Combatting Food and Housing Insecurity at DePaul University." Roundtable presentation, 42nd Annual Midwest ECO Conference, National Louis University, Lisle, IL.

Bobak, T.J., Cummings, C., Guerrero, M., Pierre-Louis, C., O"Brien J., Klebek, L., Hochberg, L., Lin, J., Wilson, M., Majer, J. M., and Jason, L. A. (2019). "Our Challenge: Reducing Health Disparities among the Underserved and Underrepresented." Roundtable presentation, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago IL.

Bobak, T.J., Norris, J., Hickey, P., Jeong, H., O"Brien, J., Soto-Nevarez, A., Kassanits, J., Pocaro, A., Nguyen, R., Chaparro, J., Wiedbusch, E., Lin, J., Olson, B. D., Jason, L. A., and Majer, J. M. (2018). "Ethical Issues in Advocacy: How Do Our Values Influence Broken Systems (and vice versa)?" Roundtable, 2018 Midwest Eco Conference, Chicago, IL.

Jeong, H., Hickey, P., Norris, J., Bobak, T.J., O"Brien, J., Lynch, G., Aase, D., Olson, B. D., Jason, LA., and Majer, J. M. (2018). "Working with Communities to Bring About Social Change." Roundtable, 2018 Midwest Eco Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bobak, T.J., Norris, J., Hickey, P., Jeong, H., O"Brien, J., Soto-Nevarez, A., Kassanits, J., Porcaro, A., Nguyen, R., Chaparro, J., Wiedbusch, E., Lin, J., Olson, B. D., Jason, L. A., and Majer, J. M. (2018). "Ethical Issues in Advocacy: How Do Our Values Influence Broken Systems (and vice versa)?" Roundtable presentation, 42nd Annual Midwest Ecological Conference, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Keys, C., Bobak, T.J., Monjaras Gaytan, L., Pham, A., Wegrzyn, A., and Zinn, M. (2018). "Directions for a dominant paradigm of empowerment: Reflection and resource." Roundtable presentation, 42nd Annual Midwest Ecological Conference, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Jeong, H., Hickey, P., Norris, J., Bobak, T.J., Guerrero, M., O"Brien, J., Lynch, G., Aase, D., Olson, B. D., Jason, L. A., and Majer, J. M. (2018). "Working with Community Groups to Bring About Social Change." Roundtable presentation, 42nd Annual Midwest Ecological Conference, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Matthews, M., Vaclavik, D., Bobak, T.J., and Runyon, M. (2018). "So, You Want to be a Graduate Student? An Inside Look at Life as a Grad Student." Symposium presentation, 90th Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL.